Tuesday, April 15, 2014

75 Years Ago Today - Eileen's Diary - April 15, 1939

75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
April 15, 1939

This entry is a post from the diary of my mother, twenty year old Eileen KINNICK, 75 Years Ago this date. She kept a diary from 1932 as a freshman in high school until she left us, too early, in 1999.

Here is the daily entry for Saturday, April 15:

Rainy out. In to town & got Mom & Buss. Pete disced until Noon, then sowed crick bank & spaded the poultry yard & sowed it. Cleaned pantry in pm & tended chicks. Really tired at night. Dad came our for supper. Ate, did dishes. Folks left at 9:00. Took baths & went to bed.

My comments:

They certainly seem to have earned the "Really tired…" Busy day of accomplishments.

Stepping back, a bit, let's remember the ages of the people mentioned here, today.
Dad Paul was 47; Mom Dorothy was 52. Buzzy was 11, Pete 23 and Eileen 20.

Here they are, with Leo and Ida, about a year earlier.

From left: Buzzy, Leo, Ida Marie, Paul, Pete, Eileen, Dorothy...  ;-)

Families are Forever!  ;-)


  1. Great picture... That is some stylish hat Pete is wearing! I luv it!

  2. I would love to see you in that hat, TK! ;-)